The Terrible Moral of the Stanford Prison Experiment: Power Corrupts — Even When It’s Only Pretend
The experiment had to be stopped in just six days. The subjects of the experiment, all mentally and physically healthy students, were perfectly aware they were in an experiment. Yet, the “prisoners” became unstable, developed acute anxiety, or sank into deep despair.
And what happened to the “guards” is even more astounding. They became brutal and abusive — for real — as if something evil inside them came alive.
This was the Stanford Prison Experiment, and it was designed by Philip Zimbardo, PhD. It is no wonder he named his book on the experiment, “The Lucifer Effect.”
Most U.S. governors seem to believe that corrections officers who are immune to the Lucifer Effect are a dime a dozen.
They’re actually so very rare and so very crucial to making corrections facilities serve any legitimate function at all that they should be at the top of the law enforcement pay scale.
But they’re not.
In Florida, even working your way up to management in corrections will not let you bring home the higher starting wage of a Fish and Wildlife officer who routinely deals with poachers, not serial killers.
Until we have ethical oversight of Intelligence agencies in both the U.S. House and Senate, absolutely everyone should be concerned about incarcerated innocents dying at the hand of violent corrections officers, because the FBI has been a wholehearted participant in conviction corruption for decades. It is possible that 20% or more of those behind bars are only there because of public corruption.
Here are Floridians gentlemen who should be home for the holidays, and would be if Congressional Intelligence oversight of the FBI was legitimate:
Here are some Florida public servants who should be on house arrest for every holiday for the rest of their lives, and would be if Congressional Intelligence oversight of the FBI was legitimate:
John Dean Moxley
I pray for holiday silent nights, holy nights not only for incarcerated innocents, but all inmates. Peace on Earth requires the absence of the Lucifer Effect, for which we should be willing to pay more than a pittance. Plenty of money is available, all we need do is cancel the pensions of those who participated in frame-ups and/or cover-ups.